Despite having spent over 4 months in Komodo National Park, we still sighed at the thought of leaving this incredible place. You may have seen footage of Komodo on the internet, or BBC documentaries. -The savanna-like islands, the crystal clear waters, pristine corals, oh, and of course the frikkin dragons!
They are all even better in real life! We’ve decided to share with you 15 of our best photos to
INSPIRE you to TRAVEL to KOMODO!
1) Gilli Lawa Darat (sunset trek)
Sunsets are nice, but sunsets at Komodo -Insane! One of our favorite spots for a sunset trek is Gilli Lawa Darat island. I mean, just look at this perfect little island waiting to be trekked! From the top, you can see Sangeang volcano some 45km away.
2) Swimming in Paradise
No, this is not a swimming pool. The ocean here is some of the clearest we’ve seen! It’s not hard to find spots like this with no one else around!
Swimming with mantas has to be one of our favorite things to do on this planet. AND, Komodo is the ideal place to do this! To see the other best places to swim with Mantas in Indonesia. click HERE.
4) Wild Dragons
Go to Komodo and witness the Komodo Dragons in their Natural Habitat. These majestic beasts can be quite ruthless in the wild, and the bacteria in their saliva can mean certain death to their prey (that’s why I took this pic with my drone).
5) Marine life
Get up close and personal with the abundant marine life in the park! If you love freediving/ Scuba, then Komodo is the place for you. The marine life here is large, abundant, and often not very shy towards humans (especially freedivers). If you wanna hear why we think you SHOULD START FREEDIVING… Click HERE.
6) Pink Beach
Sure you’ve been to many beaches, but have you been to many pink beaches? Us neither! Until we got to Komodo! Tiny fragments of rare red coral combines with the white sands, and produces a soft pink color that is visible along the shoreline.
7) Soft Coral
The corals in Komodo are some of the most pristine in the world. This is largely due to the healthy amount of nutrients in the water provided by the infamous strong ocean currents that dominate the park.
Explore the park by boat and find you own hidden gems! There are a number of ways to explore the park. To see our personal tips and secrets for Komodo, visit our Komodo Super Guide HERE.
9) Dragon Walk
Trekking on Rinca/ Komodo island to see fully grown Komodo Dragons. Don’t worry, these Dragons are use to the presence of people, and they pretty much just lay around in the sun. Just don’t get too close or go wondering off on you own now…
10) Ultimate Ocean Play
Play in some of the most perfect ocean of your life! We spent pretty much all day everyday in the ocean for four months straight. And trust us- when the ocean looks like this, it never gets old!
11) Freedive in perfect visibility
The visibility in Komodo is some of the best we’ve ever seen, making it the perfect place for snorkeling/ freediving.
There are loads of epic viewpoints to experience in Komodo. This is something that most guides or online blogs fail to talk about. We hiked up these various viewpoints countless times during our time in Komodo. See our full guide for Komodo Viewpoints HERE.
Besides Mantas, Turtles have always been fun to swim with in the ocean. There are multiple places to find them in the park, and they are not very shy towards humans either! For more info on where to dive in Komodo, visit our Komodo Super Guide HERE.
Witness some of the breathtaking natural features that have been formed over the years.
15) More Dragons!
You can never see enough of these incredible beasts. They can be seen in multiple places around the park. For a more detailed description on where to see the Dragons around the park, visit our Komodo Super Guide HERE.
Well, there you have it! Man, just looking at this stuff ourselves and we’re already itching to get back there and explore more! We hope these pics inspire you to get out there and experience these things for yourself. Let us know if you enjoyed the post, and please feel free to comment and ask any questions you may have 🙂